BUILDING LAND, BUSINESS AND RESIDEN- TIAL PROPERTY TO LET OR FOR SALE. UD J. M. PORTER H ELCOCK, ARCHITECTS, SURVEYORS, & VALUERS, LAND & ESTATE AGENTS, THE ESTATE OFFICE, COLWYN BAY. Telephone: No. 38, Colwyn Bay. Telegrams Plans," Colwyn Bay. TO LET OR FOR SALE. SEMI-DETACHED House, 2 sitting, 8 bed- S rooms, bathroom, kitchen, and usual domestic offices. Pleasant situation, south aspect, close to electric car service, West End. Rent, £ 38. FREEHOLD Detached Country Residence; 3 reception, 9 bedrooms, kitchen, and usual offices stable and motor house, tennis lawn and garden, in all about one acre of land electric light and telephone, hunting, shooting, fishing and golf can be had in the district Particularly well built house and can be specially reccommended OLD COLWYN.—Detached house, 2 sitting, and 6 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and usual office. Excellent situation, easy reach of station, shops, promenade and golf links. Rent and price moderate. PRINCE'S DRIVE.—Good double fronted shop with excellent house over; containing 2 sitting and 6 bedrooms, and usual offices; central position, close to station, early possession. Rent, £70. For further particulars and orders to view, etc., apply as above. 13 Parciau Building Estate, Colwyn Bay. TO be sold on Chief or Freehold, in plots for detached or semi-detached Residences. Splendid views of hills and sea, several with south aspect, and sun during winter. Roads sewered and completed. No charge for making. Gas and Water laid on. Land tax redeemed. Money advanced on two-thirds value of Land and Buiidings at 4 per cent. if required. No pro- curation fee. Railway Stations, Post and Tele- graph conveniently situated.—Apply Messrs. J. M. Porter & Elcock, The Estate Office, Colwyn Bay. 39 MELLOR & ALLEN, LAND AND HOUSE AGENTS, AND VALUERS, COLWYN BAY GOOD mortgage securities wanted, suitable for trustees. Four per cent, interest. TO LET FURNISHED, OLD COLWYN. OOD HOU'SE, 2 Reception, 5 Bedrooms, Vj Kitchen, every convenience; splendid situation and views.—Apply, Mellor & Allen, Es- tate Agents, &c., Colwyn Bay. 2293 TELEPHONE 131. 32 ESTATE AGENT. AND VALUER. 4k Estates managed and developed. Valuations and OAYLEY Surveys for ESTATE all /<&/ OFFICE, purpose,sl ▼ /Wynnstay Chambers. 0 OLWYN BAY. TELEPHONE No. 55. Agent to the Cayley Estate, which: comprises game 300 acres of ripe Building Lamd between Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea, with magfaifioent unin,termpted sea frontage of upwards of 1,000 yards. 33 J.R, MALEK, ARCHITECT, SURVEYOR, AND ESTATE AGENT, 17, DENBIGH STREET, LLANRWST. NOTE HOUSES TO LET. FREEHOLD BUILDING LAND FOR SALE IN LLANRWST. RENTS COLLECTED AND DELAPIDATIONS VALUED. 34 Land for Sale. TWO excellent building sites situated in White- hall-road, between Colwyn Bay and Rhos- on-Sea. Price and particulars on application to Mr F. Bateson, Post Office Chambers, Colwyn Bay. 100 LAND IN COLWYN BAY (Dundonald Road) for sale for erection of small houses or villas. —James F. Taylor, Solicitor, 71, Lord Street, Liverpool. 18a UFFOLK.- Excellent 150 acre farm for sale.— s Woodcocks, Farm Agents, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, 910 T7ARMS, Landed Estates, Country Properties, JL* prices from £ 7 acre particulars, two stamps. Rutters, 10, Norfolk-street, Strand. London. [2qa Land Wanted. ARMER requires to purchase 50 to 100 acres, house, etc.; preferably within 60 miles of London. Holland, c/o Woodcocks, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. 209 Property Wanted. OARDING Establishment or Apartment JD House wanted. Furniture at valuation.— Perkins & Co., Auctioneers, 16, Station Road, Colwyn Bay. Tel. 27. 145 UNPRODUCTIVE ADVERTISING is the only kind that costs money. Advertising in the North Wales Weekly News pays ytu. To Let. I YNNSTAY ROA D, ~01d"Colwyn.—Semi- | detached House known as Eilbeck," con- taining 7 rooms, bath and h. and c. water.—For I particulars, apply to John Hughes, Hawarden Villa, Wynnstay-road. 247 OLWYN BAY.-To let, house and shop, best I position, centre of town, rent moderate.— Apply, G. Perkins & Co., Auctioneers, House and Estate Agents, Colwyn Bay. 98 VRE you coming to London to live ? Write Geen, 57, Waterloo-road, S.E., your require- ments in matter of house or rooms (unfurnished)— neighbourhood, size, rental. No charge. 236 LAN FAIFZ FECHAN. -Good Shop to Let; Centrally situated; Station-road; Moderate Rent; possessiun 25th March, 1909.—Apply, J. H. Jones, Accountant, Llandudno. 31A GLAN CONWAY. — Nice House and Shop; 4 Bedrooms, 2 Sitting rooms, 2 Kitchens, £ 26 or house and shop separate.—Apply, J. H. Jones, Accountant, Llandudno. 32A To be Let or For Sale. COLWYN BAY.—Houses to be Let or Sold in Woodland Park, Llewelyn Road, &c.— Apply, Thomas Parry, Llys Aled, Colwyn Bay. [79 -I-"O be Let or Sold, splendidly situated Detached X House, facing woods contains two Sitting, five Bedrooms, usual offices. Rent ,C,45.-For par- ticulars, apply, A. G. Pugh, Chartered Accountant, Wynnstay-road, Colwyn Bay. 223 URSERY FOR SALE OR TO LET.—Three Acres; 3 Glasshouses: 100 by 36, and 2 of 36 by 16 Cottage, &c. Splendid chance for a master gardener.—Apply to A. J. Williams, Bee Hive, Llangefni. 21a Apartments to Let. OMFOUTABLE APAKTMEN I S, near Station —Ty Newydd, Church-street, Conway. 59 ON D -L- ONDON.-93. South Side, Clapham Common. Visitors will find comfortable board resid- ence convenient for City and West; electric cars tube, 4 min. terms from 2is. 25a PARIS.—Comfortable home for paying Guests; JL very central terms moderate.—Timbury, 17, Rue Guenegaud. 20 Apartments Wanted. ENTLEMAN requires furnished apartments, J bedroom and sitting room with board, in Colwyn Bay.—Terms and full particulars to Box 244, Weekly News, Conway. '■pHE BEAUTIFUL VALE OF LLANGOLLEN J_ —One of the Healthiest of Inland Resorts, with plenty of Fresh Mountain Air, and a never-ending Charm of Scenery. For Apartments, advertise in the "Llangollen Advertiser," 24 words, 9d. List of Visitors during Season. Assurance. i'HE National Mutual Life Association of Aus- J, tralasia, Ltd. (best office for annuities, children's policies, and educational annuties, premiums average 10 per cent. less than those charged by other British offices) invites correspond- ence with Agents or Brokers having business to place also applications for salaried positions from gentlemen with undoubted influence, able to intro- duce high-class business.—Apply, Rich. E. Golds- wort h y, DistrictSecretary^^ Shorthand & Typewriting. ^HORTHAND and 'I YPEWRITING.—Copy- ing work of every description, including testimonials and applications, specifications, re- ports, &c. Individual evening tuition in both subjects. Ten years practical experience. Terms moderate.—Housby, Gogarth View, Cadnant Park, Conway. 5a Publications. O/I PAGE BOOK ABOUT HERBS AND D 1 HOW TO USE THEM. Post free. Send for one.—Trimnell, The Herbalist, 144, Richmond- road, Cardiff. Established 1879. 90 RANSLATED Novels (some illustrated); Actress's Photos. Catalogue, with samples, is.; letter postage 2|d.—G. Arthur, 6, Passage Grana, Monte Carlo. 242 Medical. The Medical Home, Colwyn Bay. FULLY TRAINED CERTIFICATED NURSES supplied, who live in the Home when not at Cases, and are under personal supervision. Patients received. Massage. Nursing Appliances on Hire. For terms and particulars, applj'.— MTRON. Tel. 24. 153 Medical Remedies. INDIGESTION cured by Natural Means. Cure guaranteed. Money refunded if not satisfied. Send P.O. 3s. to Mr, Frank Melton, Health Culture Expert, 199 Bury New-road, Manchester. 239 EALTH Salts Recipe.—Successful physicians proved, is. P.O.—Venables, Kossett, North Wales. Any Chemist. 240 WAKD, Medical Masseur, Electrician Spec- ialist treats Rheumatism, Sciatica, all Blood, Skin Diseases. One months treatment 21 Piles Fizzure Ointment and Pills. Invaluable to Ladies. Advice free.-51, Stockton-street, Moss Side, Manchester. HARPER'S Golden Pills for females are purely herbal, perfectly safe and harmless, but very effective, and the best known remedy for all irregularities. No disappointments. Price 1/3 and 2/9. Extra 4/6.-Manager, Harper's Botanical Pharmacy, Nottingham. 125 RINK or DRUG Craving cured by the Samacine Treatment; patient restored to excellent health. Particulars, Secretary, 67, SutherLand-avoni^e, London, W. 122 k. SON'S BOTTLE Cuires Neuralgia and Toothache immediately. Send 1/11;6 to Manager, 14, Roderick-road, Sparkhill, Birming- ham. Mention, this paper. 124 iMPORTAN 1 TO IVIU I tiERS.-Every mother I who values the health and cleanliness of her child should use Harrison's Reliable Nursery Pomade. One application kills all nits and vermin, beautifies and strengthens the hair. In tins, 4td and 9d., postage id.—Harrison, Chemist, Reading. Agent for Llandudno, J. Winter Deganwy, H. Rogers Jones; Colwyn Bay, J. W. Adamson; Penmaenmawr, T. J. Hughes; Conway, Llewelyn Jones; Llanfairfechan, W. G. Roberts. All Chemists. la BLANCHARD'S PILLS of Apiol and Steel JD supersede pilcochia, bitter apple, pennyroyal etc.; and thousands of grateful letters have been received testifying to their efficacy. is. ltd. per box, post free, from Leslie Martyn Ltd., Chemists, 34, Dalston Lane, London. 78 CZEMA, CHILBLAINS, RINGWORM, and tall skin complaints Cured. Price is. 3d. and 2s. 9d. Sample threepence.—F. Halliday, 196, Lancaster-road, Preston, Lanes. 119 Miscellaneous. MY ANAGRAMS are exclusive. My charge is. each. My address, J. Hearn, 4, Devon- shire-street, Cork. 237 BALL, Engineer, Millwright, Blacksmith, F Iron and Brass Founder, Reliance Works, The Quay, Conway. 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Postfree,P.O.-State Publishing Co., Liverpool. 238 A I each.—Three-horse Rex Motor cC/U/l'L/' Cycle; three-horse Humber three-horse Lloyd's; guaranteed in running order. —Halifax Motor Exchange, Westgate, Halifax. Monstre second-hand list. One stamp. 241 Q Tyre. Special Value Covers, fit I QOO Clincher or Dunlop Rims, 5s. each. Guaranteed Air Tubes with Valves, 3s. each. Tests free.-W. A. Gorton, Tyre Factory, Wolverhampton. 4a SCOTCH TWEEDS, latest designs in Suitings and Costume Cloths patterns free.—Fisher's, Teviotside Tweed Co., Hawick, N.B. 2a X'WONDERFUl^B UN DLE DAM ASKR EM [1.. NANTS, tablecloth lengths, etc., for 5s. or 2, gs. 6d. Extraordinary bargains, hundreds satis- fied customers.-Dunn, Linen Looms, Dunfermline, Scotland. (Mention paper). 88 BRICKS.—500,000 Stocks and Suffolks pulling JL) down St. Thomas Charterhouse Church and Schools, Coswell-road, E.C.; 10,000 excellent slates. -Hichison, Well-street, Camberwell. 208 RATS! RA TS RATS be convinced. Buy the 1909 Rat Magnet; it will attract and surely kill 2s. 6d post free, with full instructions. -J. Whale, 71, Bromley Common, Kent. 211 2 WALLPAPERS from i|d. per roll. Any quantity, large or small, at Wholesale Prices. Stock exceeds 250,000 rolls all classes.— Write for patterns, stating class required.—The Barnett Wallpaper Co., Ltd. (Dept. 281), Camp- field-avenue, Manchester. 28a ] Riding Breeches to measure. Send for patt8rns II J/O savin& FiFTY PER CENT, Bedford Breeches saving FIF fY PER CENT, Bedford Breeches ■ 0/0 Co., 51, Kingly-street, Regent-ttreet, London. Poultry. ,7HITE Wyandottes proved to be the best V winter layers. Eggs for hatching 3s. doz. —Fisher, Warwick House, Llanfairfechan. 27a GREAT SALE.—Black White Ruff Orpingtons, wins 1907 Palace N Cup, International Medal, eighty cups, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and special prizes. Birds from 7s. 6d. Eggs for hatching now ready. -Carey, Toydton,,Spilsby. 207 Money. HOW TO TRAIN BOYS for Business. How to act when in Financial Difficulties. How to obtain a money partner.—Instructions, 2/6 P.O., Grest and Co., 7, West Crown-street, Martha-street, Salford, Manchester. 156 NO PRELIMINARY FEES. Money Lent Privately I Im large or small sums (not less thatll .£10). ON BORROWER'S OWN PROMISSORY NOTE. ESTABLISHED NEARLY FORTY YEARS, AND NOW LENDING UPWARDS OF X70,000 ANNUALLY. For Prospectus and Terms apply or write to:- GEORGE PAYNE & SONS, 3, Crescent Road, RHYL, N.B.—The above firm have received unsolicit- ed letters of thanks from hundreds of borrowers. Extracts (without writer's name) from more than 1,300 of such letters have been printed in pam- phlets issued annually for the last tea years. Specimen copies of these may be had, post free, on application 35 THE NATIONAL LOAN SOCIETY IS expressly Established and Registered pursuant to Act of Parliament, to make private advances without Loan Office formalities, .to ail Classes (Male or Female), FROM £10 TO £1000. 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It will cost nothing to enquire, but may save you pounds, by applying in strict confidence, in English or Welsh, for our free prospectus, to THE NATIONAL LOAN SOCIETY, 41, CORPORATION STREET, MANCHESTER, Estab. 1887 ;'Nat. Telephone, 2Ox5 or to our North Wales District Offices: 10, DEAN-ST., BANGOR; and 19, Queen-street, Wrexham. 36 MONEY LENT PRIVATELY AT FIVE PER CENT PER ANNUM From £ 10 to £ 5000 ON MORTGAGE and Life Policies; also on Simple Promissory Notes, at a very low Rate of Interest; repayable by Monthly, Quarterly, or Half-yearly Instalments, to Responsible Householders Capital may remain at Interest only. Strict privacy guaranteed. Distance no object. Genuine appli- cations never refused.Write for Free Prospectus, enclosing Stamped and Addressed Envelope, to the actual Lender, JOHN ROSE, 29, BUCKINGHAM- ROAD, TUEBROOK, LIVERPOOL. Braiielies 148, HIGH-STREET, BANGOR, and BRISTOL HOUSE, 67, MOSTYN-STREET, LLANDUDNO. Established 1887. 37 Horses & Carriages for Sale. VESICO-SUDORIFIC, the famous remedy for removing bone enlargements, such as Splint, Spavin, Side-bone, Puffy, puffy swellings such as Curb, Capped Hock, Windgall, Tho.oughpin. Chronic ailments such as Strained Sinews, Tumours, Fistula. No special skill nor attention. Price 2s. 6d. or 5s. by post, from Gregory & Co.. Temple, Bristol. Or order through your chemist. 92 FOR SALE. — Very light Rubber-tyred Brougham and Dogcart equal to new, also stylish Victoria, 2 Dogcarts, Governess Car, Phaeton, Farmers' Cart, Porter's Cart, new and second-hand FLOATS, Handcart and Wheelbarrows; also large Town Bas, suitable for Caravan or Summer House. Cash or easy terms.—Francis & Sons, Coach builders, Colwyn Bay. 86 All Sizes and Prices to Suit all Businesses. HORSES, COOBS, PONIES, WAGONS, CARTS, Floats, Traps, Harnessi, &c., for Sale, Hire, or Exchange, and pay as you can. The great adtaatage of this is that horses, &c., unlike other things on easy payments, earn the payments for which you get credit as you go on. It is great economy evea, to buyers foe cash; they avoid mamy risks and have fair trials with view to purchase. Buyers should see these; this is an old-established pliaoe with a good assortment on hand, and does not advear- tie sailing under various pTetexts.-PARKER WOOD, 22 & 25, Vauxhall-road, Liverpool. Telephone, 3213 Central. 81 THURSDAY FOR FRIDAY. PRICE ONE PENNY. Cbc ftortl) Walts Wceklp Reros And series of 12 Popular Weekly Newspapers. B The Colwyn Bay Weekly News, I The Conway Weekly News. I The Penmaenmawr Weekly News. B The Colwyn Bay Weekly News. I The Conway Weekly News. I The Penmaenmawr Weekly News. I The Llanfairfechan Weekly News. | The Bangor Weekly News. The Llandudno Weekly News. The Llanrwst Weekly News. I The Bettws-y-Coed Weekly News. I The Vale of Conway Weekly News. The Abergele Weekly News. 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TIDE TABLE FOR THE NORTH WALES COAST.* JANUARY. Date. Morn. Even. height. 22 10 59 11 24 17 9 23 II 47. 18 9 24 0 12 o 37 20 I 2S 0 59 I 21 19 8 26 1 43 27 19 3 27 2 32 2 57 18 4 28 3 19 3 44 17 7 29 4 8 4 36 16 I Conwav 10 minutes later.
jVORTI WALES RESORTS. IN EVERY North Wafcs resort the approach of the season is the favourite topic of conversa- tion, and in many localities the preparations for the reception of Eastertide tourists are well ad- vanced. This remiinids lUIS, that some shopkeepers are very wisely having their premises decorated now kiisitead of deferring the work until the visitors have actually arrived. Ofcur guests like to find the shops, hotels, and boiarding-houises made beautiful for their reception, but they do object—and quite re-asonab,ly-to find themselves welcomed in an atmosphere laden with the odoutr of wet paint. People who cater for visitors should take time by the forelock in regard to such matters as these-" trivial matters," as they may appear to some lofty minds, but really im- port ant in their influence upon the success or non-success of visiting resorts. There is another advantage ariSling from giving out painjting con- tracts at the present time. The painting trade is now passing through a period of slackness," and therefore there are plenty of workmen free to be placed on a job nearer to Easter the orders will pour in all together, and the masters wiilil fund great difficulty in coping with them. The benefits to be derived from prompt atten- tion to details such as these are so obvious that we would be prepared to apoilogise for mention- Tag theim were we not supported by experience. One of the great obstacles to the success of British watering-pi aces is the tendency to over- look the obvious. Neither our priv,ate traders nor our public authorities can. be ac,cuised of lack of enterprise; and yet it is. pathetic to observe from time to time how the value of this or that great improvement scheme, costing a large sum of money, is discounted by the neglect of small but important details. So much by way of justification for dealing at length with this side of a large subject. It is true that the cleaning operations now going forward in a few establishments are not a sure sign of the pirox- imity of Eaisteortide. "Orne swallow does not make a summer." Neither do ia few newly painted shops make an Eastertide. No; for complete and positive proof of the nearness of Elaster or any other holiday we rniust always turn for guidance to our District Councillors. It is not necessary to consult the calendar for inforrnaitian as to the day on which a festival falls, because its near approach will be heralded by the roads being up and the drains care- fully and considera-tely opened. Nearly every British resort is conducted on these lines, and it is difficult to find out whether such methods are good or bad. Do British visitors patronise their own resorts because of, or in spite of, the fact that they generally find their journey from railway station to hotel made as difficult and inconvenient as possible? It is not easy to de- cide, such a system off-hand. There are the open trenches, and theie are the visitors. Would the visitors come if it were not for such at- trac,t.Lon,s "? Would they be so disappointed on finding every road in. good and tidy order when they arrived that they would return home the very next day ? Of course, if visitors prefer these, things to continue in accordance with ancient tradition, and because of their super- stitiofus reverence for old-esitabliahed custom, thejn we have nothing to say by way of criti- cism > Biut we should like to be permitted to ex- press a doubt. But there is another, and pleasanteir side to the pic tore. The fact remains that, whatever complaints may be made regarding details of local administration, the North Wales resorts are moving forward. The rate of progress, per- haps, is not as rapid as might be desired, but alt is some-thing to be able to report a steady advance. There exists a feeling in some quarters that greater success could be attained if we valued our resources more highly and showed o-reatea: energy in making known the unique benefits which our North Wales resorts can and I do offer the visiting public. Splendid work has been done by the various Town Improvement Associations, who, by means of advertising schemes have supplemented the enterprise off the public authofrities and the sacrifices made by the ratepayers in the carrying out of work of public improvement. But more remains to be done, and we still believe, as we have often re- marked before, that the present system is to a certain extent a mistake. Our Welsh resorts, in their advertis.ing and other similar efforts, are fighting one another, and each loses something in consequence. Competition is carried too far. There ought to be room for a system of co-opera- tion which would prove at once more effective and more economical. The great aim shoiuld be this to make a grand united effort to attract the great bulk of visitors across Offa's Dyke, leaving it to the visitors themselves to then settle where they will make their temporary head- quarters. Competition thefre miust inevitably be between our own resorts but does it not stand to reason that by unity and co-operation they can wo ilk for their mutual beneifk? It is full time to etablish, what we have so often advo- cated., a North Wales Federation of Town Im- provement Associations, the main purpose of the Federation being to draw up and carry out such co-operative schemes as may be approved. The. question of the representation and fee of each individual Association joining is a matter which couild be settled with ease. What is wanted is to gain the maximum of benefit from. the minimum of expenditure, and it appears to us that the suggested Federation would provide just the kind of machinery best calculated to produce such a result. This idea is capable of development. Not only would at be desirable to form a Federation of Welsh resorts, but such a union might be ex- tended to embrace all the British watering- places for purposes where combination is needed to fight in an effective manner the great and in- creasing competition of European resorts. This view of the subject is suggested by a most in- teresting article in The Daily Telegraph for January 131th. Everybody has heard of London's White City, but not everyone has heard of the plans for the next exhibition at Shepherd's Bush. The scheme, is described in a Daily Telegraph interview with Mr. Imre Kiraify, and it is a scheme of the. greatest possible in- terest to North Wales. The exhibitioCl will in- clude three main features, and one cxf these is to be the means of setting before the public the manifold attractions of the principal watering- places of th.3 world." Invitations have been sent to the Councils of all our resorts to send up exhibits, and the letters are in most cases receiving the careful. attention of the Advertising and Town Improvement Associations. We in Wales cannot be too thankfuil to the Dailv Telegraph for the manner in which it has always encouraged and fostered our home re- sorts—it is the premier English newspaper from the poinit of view of the visiting public and those who cater for visitors—and therefore OUT readers should make a special effort to read the Telegraph article of the 13th, copies of which will be readily supplied on application at the Colwyn Bay office of the North Wales "Weekly News." In the course of the interview Mr. Imre Kiralfy says:—"The plan which is now being worked out is that each country shall have a section and every town, worthy of the position shall be. pictorially represented. There might be large models, with dioramic or pano- ramic views, or something of that sort, but there must be sufficient variety to prevent the display becoming monotonous. Much will depend on the attractiveness of the exhibits. The con- trasts between the different places will attract attention. Hotel proprietors, as well as local bodies, will have am opportunity of seeing what the foreigners do, and, while advertising their own resorts, may pick up valuable hints. The project, too, should attract the railway com- panies. The popularity of a seaside town de- pends upon its accessibility. Here you can .show that the railways have a good service of trains, that their cars are comfortable, and the method of travelling is up-to-date. Steamship companies in like fashion can- point out the facilities they offer for conveying the holiday- maker to the resorts." Then Mr. Kiralfy adds these significant words You may rely upon it, 11he foreigner is going to show his fa-vouxite watering-place to the best advantage. The British corporations must not be behindhand. Here is their opportunity. I am, off course, anxious to help ouir own people in every way I ca. a-ad my advice is always at their service. I am hopeful that, as the result of the exhibi- tion, some .society will be formed to watch over the interests off the pleasure resorts of the United Kingdom and to increase their popu- larity. It is by no means imposslible for such a society to work harmoniously and see that each place should have its own particular feature to attract the public." We feel sure that this sec- tion of the Shepherd's Bush display will prove immensely popular, and for this and many other •reasons we hope that no stone will be left un- tuainted to secure the best possible repr ostentation of our beautiful North Wales resorts.
SAYINGS OF THE WEEK. LIEUT.-GE.N. BURNETT, K.C.B. There is no such word as "impossible" in the military dictionary.—At Bangor. < SIR JOHN COCKBURN. Peotple never know their observation is defec- tive until they begin to try to draw.-At the Guildhall. MR. E. G. HEMiMERD-E, K.C., M.,P. The problem we have to face is that half the land of Great Britain belongs to 2,500 people.— At Stodkport. MUSS M. E. MANNING. A man is never more ridiculous than when he is trying to do the. work which is properly his wife's.—At Liverpool. LADY GORDON. Though most women's lives are a struggle, very few have any definite idea of what they are struggling for.—In the Western Mail." COLONEL WRIGHT. I cannot tell you how much this country lacks the element of the educated horny-handed man." We cannot get him.kt Swansea. ALDERMAN BARTLETT. Providence is always ahead of the needs of 1:1110 human family. The question of the age is not one of provision, but of distribution.—At Darlington. < MR. JAMIEiS BROWN. Our English climate is particularly congenial to rose-gtrowers; its moistness and temperate- ness seem to provide just the conditions which lead to the perfect flower.-At Manchester.
WEEK BY WEEK. Filling up a pension form the other day, a Radnorshire old lady, answering the question, What sex?" filled in the word, Baptist." The text of the laws Off :Howel the Good is abofut to be published by the Oxford University Press, under the title of vvelsh Medieval Law." < John Milton had several nephews on the Welsh border. These nephews were the sons of Edward Phillips, who married Milton's eldest daughter, Anine,, and it was on the death of their first-born, a girl, that the poet wrote his elegy beginning "0 fairest flower, no sooner blown that blasted." tI Many people in North Wales may be, interested to hear that in Japan ani-iiisance is seldom com- plained of is dog-barking. In that wonderful Empire the owner of a dog that bartks at night is liable to arrest, and to be sentenced to work for a year for the neighbours whose sleep has been disturbed, Judge Parry objects, to the ancient legal custom of "kiSlsing the Book." He holds that it has a superstitious origin, that it is useless and in- sanitary, and that the hour is approaching when we may without impiety to the shades of our ancestors adopt some more reasonable cere- mony of commencing our evidence in the law courts," A notable feature, of the luncheon of the South Wales section of the National Trade Defence As.soci.ation at Cardiff the olthez day, according to the Conservative £ Western Mail," was the large number of members who patronised soft drinks. "Many of the best temperance reformers of the present day iaxre to be found in the ranks of the licence-holders. < One would not instinctively turn to the annual report of the Soliar Physics Committee for a re- ference to Welsh cromlechs and stone circles! The current report, just issued, has such a re- ference, however, stating that they were erected from 2000 to 800 B.C. for the determination of time and season by the observation of the sun and stars. < A Welsh correspondent in Canada has been giving his experiences of that country in, the "Llan." The following is, he writes, a copy of an inscription which he saw on a gravestone there M:ary Ann lies here at rest, With her head on Abraham's breast, It is very mice for Mary Arm, 1 But rather rough for Abraham. Left-handedness is ,1 peculiarity which is pro- bably transmitted from parent to child. At Pontllanfraith there is a family in which the mother and Sleiver,al children write and do othet things equally well with the left hand. The children were the despair ct their teacher at school, but, surely, to be able to write with both hands ,is an accomplishment that deserves to be efnoo mag-ed raither than checked. A poor old man walked aLl the way from Bir- kenhead to Carntarvon to procure the necessary pension certificate. When pension day came an old lady—one of the recipients—.was so over- joyed that she gave a half-cnown to the Vicar to hand to someone poorer than herself. He in turn gave at to the poor old fellow from Birken- head, who was thus able to go home on a cargo steamer. The poor always help the poor." )Custodia,n,s of ancient Welsh buildings on Wlhidh visirtolr's persist in carving their names, as already mentioned in this column, might do worse than imitate the, example, set at least at one such ispot in England. A large stone slab is placed in a conspicuous spot, with a notice inviting the name-carvers to utilise it, and wel- come. When the sitone is fuill the surface is planed dawn, and is then Teady for the next batch of tourists! £ t Has your husband ever had any mental trouble?" asked an advocate in a Police Cotujrt the other day. I don't suppose she knows what mental trouble means," intervened the Deputy Stipendiary kindly. "Witness," he went on in his blandest tones, what is mental trouble?" The lady promptly made answer, Locked up for being drunk and disorderly." Many in Court nodded assent. .¡.¡. A Welsh curate of very ordinary abilities was once in the habit of preaching sermons of so superior a kind as to diraw down suspicion as to their source. Efforts were made to trace the latter, but in vain. On being closely questioned the rev. gentleman tendered the following ex- planation I have a volume of sermons by one Archbishop Tillotson, which I translate into Welsh and afterwards re-translate into English, after which the archbishop himself would not know his own compoisitions." The Rev. J. C'. Evans, Borth, is one cf the best exponents of muscular Christianity in the "iCmff." Mir. Evans is, perhaps, the best all- round athlete among the ministers of his de- nomination,, and is to be seen in great form on the Beirth liirJas. He is a good cricketer and swimmer, and has rowed at Henley. Despite all that," w,rites a correspondent, though we should say, And because of all that," he is one of the most popular preachers in Cardigan- shire." # -» Municipal houses for working men are in- creasing. Up at Aberystwyth the Town Council is putting up eighteen houses for wo-rkmen in Poplar-row and Skinner-street, re-placing others whose leases have expired. The Coa-poratiogi already has two dozen houses in Greenfietld- -stroot, one of the widest and nicest thorough- fares in the borough. Later on more dwellings of ,a similar description will be erected by the Council in Trefechan, on the south side of the Rheidoi, and facing the river. A gentleman resident in Wales preserves a Christmas card which cost him one penny and brought him a fortune. He was once a doctor at Sheffield, -and boulgh-t a few cards to send to his friends. He had just one card left, and wondered to whom to. send it, when the be. thought him of an old aunt in the Principality, whom he had never even ,seen, and to her he posted it. A little later the old lady died, and to the doctor's amazement he found she had left him her fortune—^40,000! She had altered her will the day after receiving the card. The Cymro was ever prone to be too bluntand plain-apofken. In the reign of Henry VIII., so the chronicles state, The Firste daye of Julye was a Welshe-manne drawen,, hanged ,and quar- tered for prophesying of the Kyng his Majesties death, whose highnes Jesu long preserve with ,his noble Ympe Prince Edward, and his noble oounsaill, in honor, Welth, and prosperitee long to endure. Amen. The ende of Chronicle." And likewise the ende of the poor Welshe- manne." It seems to us that either Mabon or Tit- Bits, or both, ought at once to be arraigned before lhle 'Gomsedd, or, in preference, some Welsh body with a good deal more savagery in its composition. We read in Tit-Bits that when Queen Victoria samd, I am pleased to isee you, Mabon," the miners' leader replied, Diolch i chevi, eich Mawrhjdri." All we can say is that if Mabon said ainytliing that sounded or looked like that he ought at once to have been taken to the Tower. But we do not care to condemn the veteran unheard he is scarcely the man to talk Welsh with a ChliooSle accent.